He had his breakthrough performance in the John Lennon biopic Nowhere Boy (2009).
He went on to portray Ben in the Oliver Stone-directed crime thriller Savages (2012), Russian aristocrat Count Vronsky in Joe Wright's adaptation of Anna Karenina (2012) and Lt.
He was initially credited as Aaron Johnson, but began being billed as Aaron Taylor-Johnson in 2013, with Kick-Ass 2.
He had legally changed his name after marrying director Sam Taylor-Wood.
Sam has two daughters from her previous marriage to contemporary art titan Jay Jopling, who made millions from his association with British artists such as Tracey Emin and Damien Hirst.